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The regulations set forth in this section, or elsewhere in this chapter which are applicable, shall apply in the A-2 Rural/Estates District.
   1.   Purpose and Intent.  The purposes of this district are to provide space on the fringes of the developed areas of the City for rural activities and estate single-family development, to promote the economic use of land until it is needed for intensive urban development and to prevent the premature scattering of small lot subdivision development and extending of public facilities and services.
   2.   Principal Permitted Uses.  A building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
      A.   Single-family detached dwellings.
      B.   Parks.
      C.   Open spaces.
      D.   Agriculture.  (The raising and keeping of animals is prohibited on a commercial basis.)
      E.   Family home.
   3.   Accessory uses incidental to and on the same zoning lot as the principal use as follows:
      A.   Agricultural building and structures.
      B.   Club houses and other structures on the grounds of golf courses.
      C.   Garages.
      D.   Private greenhouses.
      E.   Private guest houses.
      F.   Private boat houses.
      G.   Servants quarters.
      H.   Roadside stands for the display and sale of agricultural products on zoning lots where the principal use is agriculture.
      I.   Storage of building materials and equipment and temporary buildings for construction purposes for a period not to exceed the duration of such construction.
   4.   Conditional Uses.  The following conditional uses may be allowed by the Board of Adjustment.
      A.   Public or private elementary, junior high or middle schools, high schools, and similar educational facilities, but not including boarding, rooming, or residential dwelling units.
      B.   Cemeteries.
      C.   Churches and other religious organizations (SIC 8661).
      D.   Public or nonprofit museums and historic sites or buildings, including offices and support facilities accessory thereto.
      E.   Public utility facilities, including transmission and distribution equipment, substations, regulator stations, and buildings associated therewith, but not including facilities for maintenance or general operations or communication towers.  Evidence shall be provided to show such facilities are essential to service the public; that no reasonable alternative exists; and that all negative impacts, including esthetics, have been mitigated to the extent possible.
      F.   Bed and breakfast.
      G.   Nursery schools and other child care (SIC 8351).
      H.   Recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds.
      I.   Private kennels.
      J.   Private stables.
      K.   Golf courses.
      L.   Other uses determined by the Board of Adjustment to be similar in character.
   5.   Lot Area, Lot Frontage and Yard Requirements.  The following minimum requirements shall be observed:
      Lot area    3 acres
      Lot width    200 feet
      Front yard depth    50 feet
      Side yard (least width on any one side)   50 feet
      Width (minimum sum of both side yards)   100 feet
      Rear yard depth    50 feet
   6.   Off-Street Parking.  The following off-street parking requirements shall apply in the AG District:
      A.   Dwellings:  one parking space on the lot for each living unit in the building.
      B.   Churches:  one parking space within 400 feet of the lot for each five seats in the main auditorium.
      C.   Public buildings and facilities:  one parking space for each 300 square feet of gross floor area or one parking space for each five seats in the main assembly area.
      D.   Roadside stands:  one parking space for each 50 square feet of enclosed floor area.
      E.   Greenhouses and nurseries:  one parking space per 1,000 square feet of enclosed floor area.
   7.   Off-Street Loading.  The following off-street loading requirements shall apply in the AG District:
      A.   All activities or uses allowed in the AG District shall be provided with adequate receiving facilities accessible by motor vehicle off any adjacent service drive or open space on the same zoning lot.
      B.   Loading shall not be permitted to block public right-of-way.